Ham, Egg, Goat Cheese & Lemon Sandwich

Ham, Egg, Goat Cheese & Lemon Sandwich

SERVES 4

Ingredients:
FOR THE LEMON CURD:
¾ cup sugar
4 egg yolks
12 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
Zest and juice of 3 lemons, preferably Meyer

FOR THE SANDWICHES:
8 (1″-thick) slices Country French/Brioche or any of your favorite Sadie Rose breads
Unsalted butter, melted, for brushing
2 oz. soft goat cheese
4 eggs
1 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
16 slices black forest ham
4 oz. mâche

Directions:
Make the curd: Whisk together sugar and yolks in a 2-qt. saucepan; add butter, zest, and juice, and whisk until smooth. Place over medium heat, and cook, stirring, until curd is the consistency of loose pudding, 8 to 10 minutes. Pour curd through a strainer into a bowl, and press a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the curd; chill for 2 hours. (If you don’t have time for making your own, go grab a jar at the grocery store it will be just fine!)

To make each sandwich, heat a 10″ nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush one side each of 2 slices of bread with butter, and place in skillet, buttered sides down, and toast, about 1 minute. Transfer slices to a plate, toasted sides down, and spread ½ oz. goat cheese over one slice and 2 ½ tbsp. lemon curd over the other slice.

Meanwhile, whisk 1 egg in a bowl, and add to skillet; sprinkle with ¼ tsp. thyme and salt and pepper, and cook, flipping once, until just set, about 2 minutes. Fold up omelet and place on top of the goat cheese. Place 4 slices ham in skillet, and cook, flipping once, until heated through, about 35 seconds; place on top of omelette. Place 1 oz. mâche on top of ham, then top with the bread slice slathered with lemon curd. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 3 more sandwiches.

Recipe and photo courtesy of www.saveur.com